River Forest police stopped Alvera Nesbitt, 45, after a caller said she was soliciting people for a car battery jump at River Forest Town Center the morning of Aug. 29. When the caller offered help, Nesbitt reportedly waved over Jimmie L. Burks, 39, who is 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds. Police questioned both Nesbitt and Burks, and released Nesbitt without charges. Burks was turned over to Chicago Police, who, along with the Addison police department, were investigating his alleged part in several robberies.

Burks, who had four convictions for aggravated robbery, was paroled in April after serving seven years of a 14-year prison sentence for his latest conviction, for armed robbery with a gun.

Around 12:30 a.m. Aug. 28, River Forest police stopped prison parolee Willie C. Lacey, 52, on Thatcher near Vine. The apparently directionally challenged Lacey, who was paroled last January from his third prison sentence, for burglary, reportedly told police he “got lost on the way home to Maywood.” Officers pointed out the way for Lacey and made written note of his wanderings through the village.

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